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Office of the Vice President for Research

Monthly Grant Awards Report: March 2022

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to share our monthly report listing new grant awards UofSC faculty researchers across the university system received between Tuesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 31, 2022. Please note that some awards received toward the end of that period might have missed the reporting cut-off. In such cases, the award will be listed in the next monthly report. Our office is proud to share these successes with the university research community. Please join us in congratulating our excellent researchers on their new grant awards.

Get the March 2022 New Grant Awards Report (pdf).


Summary of Large March 2022 Grant Awards

PI Name

PI College/Dept.

Award Title



Lizarraga, Sofia

College of Arts and Sciences - Biological Sciences

ASH1L mediated transcription networks in autism spectrum disorders

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/NIH


Weaver, Glenn

Arnold School of Public Health - Exercise Science

Validity and Utility of Consumer-based Wearable Fitness Trackers to Monitor Free-Living Physical Activity Energy Expenditure and Sleep in Children 5-12 Years Old

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/NIH


Ely, Berten

College of Arts and Sciences - Biological Sciences

UofSC Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)/NIH


Andrews, Jeanette

College of Nursing - Nursing

Nursing Faculty Fellows Pipeline Pilot Program

SC Research Foundation/Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina


Bhere, Deepak

School of Medicine - Path, Microbio. & Immunology

microRNA therapies for advanced brain tumors

National Cancer Institute (NCI)/NIH


Smithwick, Julie

Arnold School of Public Health - Center for Community Health Alignment

Envision Equitable Healthy Communities (EEHC)

Wisconsin Division of Public Health/CDC


Sur, Sanjib

College of Engineering & Comp. - Computer Science & Engineering

CAREER: Vision and Learning Augmented D-Band Networking and Imaging

National Science Foundation (NSF)


Knight, Travis

College of Engineering & Comp. - Mechanical Engineering

DOE-IUP Nuclear Engineering Scholarship and Fellowship Program at UofSC

US Department of Energy (DOE)


Khan, Asif

College of Engineering & Comp. - Electrical Engineering

Development of Electrically Pumped AlxGa1-xN Based UVB-C Laser Structures over Low-defect density AlN

US Army Research Office (ARO)/DOD


Nasiri, Adel

College of Engineering & Comp. - Electrical Engineering

Compact, High-Power, Direct Medium Voltage Solar PV Inverter

Imagen Energy, LLC/DOE



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